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Stretching Physiology, Techniques and More
Discipline(s): Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours: 3
Registration Fee: $88
At the end of this course the professional will be able to:
Discuss the anatomy and physiology of stretching.
Identify the Stretch Reflex.
Assess when a stretch is indicated or contraindicated.
Demonstrate table stretches for the neck, lower back, hips, shoulders, legs and chest.
List the uses of Reciprocal Inhibition.
List the uses of Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF).
List the ten Guidelines for Stretching.
Identify four stretches for the cervical muscles.
Identify ten stretches for the low back muscles.
Identify four stretches for the shoulder muscles.
Identify four stretches for the chest muscles.
Identify four stretches for the wrist and forearm muscles.
Identify eight stretches for the leg muscles.
Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Athletic Trainers, and Massage Therapists.
Postural issues are the root cause of most chronic muscular/skeletal conditions. Muscles that are locked short (hyper-tonic muscles) are a principal factor in these conditions. Your clients may be trying to correct their posture, but muscles with short resting lengths are impeding their efforts.
When a muscle is injured, its resting length shortens. Failure to integrate skilled stretching results in continued joint compression, re-injury and frustration.
This Seminar-on-Demand focuses on a part of massage therapy that is frequently left out – the table stretches that are an integral part of rehabilitative and Swedish massage. Skilled stretching techniques re-educate muscles and restore healthy resting lengths, as well as add variety to a bodywork session. With proper body mechanics, stretching is easy on the therapist’s body and decreases strain on the hands. Stretching also adds an element of expansion into a bodywork session for both the therapist and the client. When we’re stretched we feel longer, wider, more alive.
Dates and Locations
01-01-2020 - 01-01-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM